Thursday, 15 October 2020

October 15, 2020

Born on this date
Happy Birthday, Princess Maganda and Angela Nixon!

780 years ago

Died on this date
Razia Sultana, 35 (?)
. Sultan of Delhi, 1236-1240. Raziya al-Din, the daughter of Mamluk Sultan Shamsuddin Iltutmish, acceded to the throne after her half-uncle Ruknuddin Firuz was deposed, becoming the first female Muslim ruler of the Indian subcontinent. She asserted her power in the face of challenges to her ascension, but was deposed by nobles in April 1240. Razia Sultana married one of the nobles and attempted to regain the throne, but was defeated by her half-brother and successor Muizuddin Bahram, and was killed by a group of Hindus.

225 years ago

Born on this date
Friedrich Wilhelm IV
. King of Prussia, 1840-1861. Friedrich Wilhelm IV acceded to the throne upon the death of his father Friedrich Wilhelm III. He was a Romanticist who was conservative in his views, and was responsible for the construction of many buildings in Berlin and Potsdam. King Friedrich IV used the military to crush the revolutions of 1848-1849, but rejected the title of Emperor, and oversaw the transition of Prussia to a constitutional monarchy. He suffered from numerous health problems, and suffered a series of strokes in later years. His brother became regent in 1858 and became King Wilhelm I upon Friedrich Wilhelm IV's death on January 2, 1861 at the age of 65.

210 years ago

Died on this date
Alfred Moore, 55
. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, 1800-1810. Mr. Moore, a Federalist, served as Attorney General of North Carolina (1782-1792), and was appointed to the Supreme Court by President John Adams. He suffered from poor health for much of his time on the Court, and wrote just one opinion.

180 years ago

Born on this date
Honoré Mercier
. Canadian politician. Mr. Mercier, a Liberal, was a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1872-1874 before moving into provincial politics, serving as Premier of Quebec from 1886-1891. In 1887, Mr. Mercier hosted the first interprovincial conference of premiers since Confederation, forcing the federal government to recognize provincial autonomy in fiscal matters. Mr. Mercier also established the practice of regarding the government of Quebec as the advocate for the rights of French-Canadians outside Quebec. He was removed from office in December 1891 by Lieutenant-Governor Auguste-Réal Angers after a report concluded that Mr. Mercier's government had diverted public funds in the Baie des Chaleurs railway scandal. There was no proof that Mr. Mercier was personally involved in the scandal, but his health was broken, and he died on October 30, 1894, 15 days after his 54th birthday.

150 years ago

Politics and government
11-year-old Grace Bedell of Westfield, New York wrote a letter to U.S. presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln, suggesting he could improve his appearance by growing a beard.

125 years ago

The American Bowling Congress officially came into effect, after being formed in a meeting at Beethoven Hall in New York City on September 9, 1895.

120 years ago

Born on this date
Mervyn LeRoy
. U.S. film director. Mr. LeRoy's movies included Harold Teen (1928); Little Caesar (1931); I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932); Anthony Adverse (1936); Waterloo Bridge (1940); Random Harvest (1942); Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944); Little Women (1949); Quo Vadis (1951); Mister Roberts (1955); The Bad Seed (1956); and The FBI Story (1959). He died on September 13, 1987 at the age of 86.

Died on this date
Zdeněk Fibich, 49
. Czech composer. Mr. Fibich was a pianist who wrote three symphonies, seven operas, melodramas, symphonic poems, chamber works, and a large cycle of piano works titled Moods, Impressions, and Reminiscences.

110 years ago

Born on this date
Edwin O. Reischauer
. Japanese-born U.S. scholar and diplomat. Dr. Reischauer, born in Tokyo to educational missionary parents, became one of the first American scholars of Japanese and East Asian history and culture, teaching at Harvard University for 40 years. He and George McCune, an American scholar of Korean studies, developed the McCune–Reischauer romanization of the Korean language. Dr. Reischauer was appointed by President John F. Kennedy as U.S. Ambassador to Japan in 1961, and served until 1966. He was unusual in not being a career State Department official, but was the first in the position who was able to speak Japanese. Dr. Reischauer survived a stabbing by a right-wing Japanese student in 1964, but ended up contracting hepatitis-C from a blood transfusion, and the resulting complications eventually led to his death on September 1, 1990 at the age of 79.

Died on this date
Stanley Ketchel, 24
. U.S. boxer. Mr. Ketchel, born Stanisław Kiecal in Grand Rapids, was nicknamed "The Michigan Assassin." He began fighting professionally in 1903, based in Montana and then in California, compiling a record of 51-6-4-1. Mr. Ketchel defeated Joe Thomas in December 1907 to win the world middleweight title; lost the title to Billy Papke in September 1908; and regained the title from Mr. Papke in November 1908. Although he was a middleweight, Mr. Ketchel frequently took on heavier fighters, and challenged Jack Johnson for the world heavyweight title on October 16, 1909. The two men had reportedly agreed to fight the full 20 rounds in order to guarantee a large paying audience for the film of the bout; however, Mr. Ketchel surprised the champion with a punch in the 12th round that knocked him down, and Mr. Johnson promptly got up and knocked out the challenger, along with several of his teeth. While training at the ranch of his friend R.P. Dickerson near Conway, Missouri, Mr. Ketchel was shot in the back by Walter Dipley in an attempted robbery, and died on the way to the hospital in Springfield.

The airship America was launched from New Jersey in the first attempt to cross the Atlantic Ocean by a powered aircraft.

Montreal (2-0) 12 @ Ottawa (0-2) 10
Toronto (0-2) 4 @ Hamilton (2-0) 19

6,000 were in attendance at Lansdowne Park to see Ottawa defeat the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association.

(Toronto) Parkdale Canoe Club (0-2) 1 @ St. Michael’s College (2-0) 35
Dundas (1-1) 3 @ Toronto Amateur Athletic Club (1-1) 9

Canadian university
Ottawa (0-2) 1 @ Toronto (2-0) 36
Queen’s (1-1) 2 @ McGill (1-1) 6

100 years ago

Born on this date
Mario Puzo
. U.S. author. Mr. Puzo was best known for his novel The Godfather (1969). He won an Academy Award for his adaptation of the novel for the movie (1972), and collaborated with director Francis Ford Coppola on the screenplays of The Godfather Part II (1974) and The Godfather Part III (1990). Mr. Puzo died of heart failure on July 2, 1999 at the age of 78.

Henri Verneuil. Turkish-born French film director. Mr. Verneuil, born Ashot Malakian, moved to France in 1924 with his family, who were fleeing Turkish persecution of Armenians. In a career spanning more than 40 years, he directed more than 40 films, many of which he also wrote. Mr. Verneuil died on January 11, 2002 at the age of 81.

Chris Economaki. U.S. sportscaster and journalist. Mr. Economaki, the "Dean of American Motorsports Journalism," began writing about motorsports at the age of 13, and became the editor and owner of the National Speed Sport News. He was a track announcer in the 1940s and '50s, and worked as a commentator on radio and television broadcasts of races from 1961-2008, best known for working with ABC (1961-1984). Mr. Economaki died on September 28, 2012, 17 days before his 92nd birthday.

90 years ago

Died on this date
Herbert Henry Dow, 64
. Canadian-born U.S. chemist and businessman. Mr. Dow, a native of Belleville, Ontario, moved with his American parents back to the United States shortly after his birth. He founded the Midland Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan in 1890 and the Dow Chemical Company in 1897. Mr. Dow died of cirrhosis of the liver.

University of Alberta (2-2) 6 @ Calgary (2-1) 10

80 years ago

On the radio

At the movies
The Great Dictator, produced, directed, and written by Charlie Chaplin, and starring Mr. Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, and Jack Oakie, received its premiere screening in New York City.

Died on this date
Lluís Companys i Jover, 58
. President of Catalonia, 1934-1940. Mr. Companys was a lawyer and labour union leader, and one of the founders of the Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC). He was first elected to the Congress of Deputies in 1920, and became Mayor of Barcelona before being elected to the Spanish Constituent Cortes in 1931 after the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic. Mr. Companys was President of the Parliament of Catalonia (1932-1933); Spanish Minister of Marine (June-September 1933); and President of Catalonia (1934-1940). He supported the Spanish Republic against the Nacionales forces of Francisco Franco during the Spanish Civil War, and was forced into exile in France after the war ended in 1939. Mr. Companys was arrested near France on August 13, 1940 and was extradited by Nazi German authorities to Spain, where he was imprisoned, tortured, convicted of military rebellion in a one-hour trial, and finally executed by firing squad. Mr. Companys is (so far) the only democratically elected President in European history to have been executed.

75 years ago

Hit parade
U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Till the End of Time--Perry Como (4th week at #1)
--Dick Haymes
--Les Brown and his Orchestra
2 On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe--Johnny Mercer and the Pied Pipers
--Bing Crosby
--Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra
--Judy Garland and the Merry Macs
3 Chopin's Polonaise--Carmen Cavallaro and his Orchestra
4 If I Loved You--Perry Como
--Bing Crosby
--Frank Sinatra
5 Tampico--Stan Kenton and his Orchestra
6 I'll Buy that Dream--Helen Forrest and Dick Haymes
--Harry James and his Orchestra
--Hal McIntyre and his Orchestra
7 Gotta Be This or That--Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
--Sammy Kaye and his "Swing and Sway" Orchestra
8 Stars in Your Eyes--Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians
9 It's Only a Paper Moon--Benny Goodman and his Orchestra
--Ella Fitzgerald and the Delta Rhythm Boys
10 Lily Belle--Freddy Martin and his Orchestra
--The Pied Pipers

There were no singles entering the chart.

On the radio
The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, on MBS
Tonight's episode: The Manor House Case

Died on this date
Pierre Laval, 62
. Prime Minister of France, 1931-1932; 1935-1936; 1940; 1942-1944. Mr. Laval served his first two terms as Prime Minister during the Third Republic, and his last two terms under the Vichy regime during World War II. After France was liberated from Nazi control in 1944, Mr. Laval was arrested and charged with treason. He was shot by a firing squad nine days after his conviction, and six days before general elections.

70 years ago

Pittsburgh (2-3) 17 @ New York Giants (3-1) 6
Philadelphia (3-1) 24 @ Baltimore (0-4) 14
Chicago Cardinals (1-3) 24 @ Cleveland (4-1) 34
Los Angeles (3-2) 30 @ Detroit (3-2) 28
Green Bay (2-3) 14 @ Chicago Bears (4-1) 28

60 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Australia (Kent Music Report): It’s Now or Never--Elvis Presley (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Italy: Il cielo in una stanza--Mina

#1 single in West Germany (Media Control): Die Liebe ist ein seltsames Spiel--Connie Francis (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in the U.K. (Record Mirror): Only the Lonely (Know How I Feel)--Roy Orbison

U.S.A. Top 10 (Cash Box)
1 Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters
2 My Heart Has a Mind of its Own--Connie Francis
3 Chain Gang--Sam Cooke
4 The Twist--Chubby Checker
5 Mr. Custer--Larry Verne
6 Kiddio--Brook Benton
7 A Million to One--Jimmy Charles and the Reveletts
8 I Want to Be Wanted--Brenda Lee
9 Devil or Angel--Bobby Vee
10 So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)--The Everly Brothers

Singles entering the chart were He Will Break Your Heart by Jerry Butler (#83); Last Date by Floyd Cramer (#89); Don't Go to Strangers by Etta James (#90); (The Clickity Clack Song) Four Little Heels by Brian Hyland (#91); Alabam by Cowboy Copas (#92); Patsy by Jack Scott (#94); Night Theme by the Mark II (#95); Humdinger by Freddy Cannon (#96); Release Me by Jivin' Gene (#97); Cry Cry Cry by Bobby Bland (#98); Charming Billy by Johnny Preston (#100); and Alone at Last by Jackie Wilson (also #100).

Vancouver's Top 10 (CFUN)
1 Poetry in Motion--Johnny Tillotson (2nd week at #1)
2 Sailor (Your Home is the Sea)--Lolita
3 You Talk Too Much--Joe Jones
4 Blue Angel--Roy Orbison
5 Save the Last Dance for Me--The Drifters
6 I Want to Be Wanted--Brenda Lee
7 North to Alaska--Johnny Horton
8 Wait for Me--The Playmates
9 Devil or Angel--Bobby Vee
10 In the Mood--The Hawk

Singles entering the chart were Everglades by the Kingston Trio (#34); Woman from Liberia by Jimmie Rodgers (#38); Humdinger by Freddy Cannon (#40); Old Time Religion by Jack Scott (#41); Charming Billy by Johnny Preston (#43); Ballad of the Alamo by Bud and Travis (#44); Dream Girl by Garry Miles (#45); True Love Can Be by Ron Holden (#47); Artificial Flowers by Bobby Darin (#49); and Georgia on My Mind by Ray Charles (#50). Old Time Religion was the other side of Patsy. Ballad of the Alamo was a version of the theme from the movie The Alamo (1960).

On television tonight
The Roaring 20's, on ABC
Tonight's episode: Burnett's Woman

This was the first episode of the series.

Died on this date
Clara Kimball Young, 70
. U.S. actress. Mrs. Young appeared in numerous silent movies from 1909-1925, and played bit parts in several sound films from 1931-1941. She died several months after undergoing surgery for a chronic bronchial condition.

New York 4 @ Montreal 8

Hamilton (3-9) 21 @ Montreal (4-8) 43

British Columbia (4-8-2) 14 @ Saskatchewan (1-10-2) 14
Edmonton (9-5) 17 @ Calgary (5-8-2) 35

19,891 fans at Molson Stadium saw the Alouettes defeat the Tiger-Cats in the first of two consecutive games between the teams that would help to decide which of the teams would get the third and last playoff spot in the IRFU. Despite rolling up a big score, Montreal quarterback Sam Etcheverry injured his arm in this game, and he never fully recovered, although he didn’t miss any games.

7,255 were in attendance at Taylor Field in Regina to see the Roughriders tie the Lions.

17,000 fans at McMahon Stadium saw the Stampeders win their third straight game in their quest for the third and final playoff spot in the WIFU. Tommy-Joe Coffey scored 11 of the Eskimos’ points with a touchdown, 2 converts, and a field goal. Johnny Bright scored the other touchdown for the Eskimos, who suffered their third straight loss.

Port Huron-Detroit (5-3) 50 @ Sarnia (3-6) 20

This was the last senior ORFU game ever played at Norm Perry Park.

Canadian university
Alberta (2-0) 20 @ British Columbia (1-2) 6

Ernie Takacs and Ted Frechette rushed for touchdowns in the 1st quarter as the Golden Bears took a 13-0 lead and coasted to victory over the Thunderbirds before 1,800 fans at Thunderbird Stadium in Vancouver. Bruce McCallum completed a 20-yard pass to Doug Piteau for the UBC touchdown in the 4th quarter. The Thunderbirds made just 5 first downs and 85 yards total offense.

Canadian university-U.S. semipro
Bismarck Mystics 0 @ University of Saskatchewan (2-1) 28

Ken Tidsbury scored 2 touchdowns, while Milt Wakefield and Gale Downey each scored a TD for the Huskies as they scored all their points in the 1st half and coasted to victory over the Mystics at Griffiths Stadium in Saskatoon. Galen Van Cleave converted all 4 touchdowns.

Nippon Series
Taiyo Whales 1 @ Daimai Orions 0 (Taiyo won best-of-seven series 4-0)

The Whales scored the game's only run in the 5th inning as they completed the sweep before 32,409 fans at Korakuen Stadium in Tokyo, with Noboru Akiyama (2-0) pitching his second shutout of the series, winning the pitchers' duel over Gentarō Shimada (0–2).

50 years ago

Hit parade
Austria's Top 10 (Ö3)
1 In the Summertime--Mungo Jerry (5th week at #1)
2 Yellow River--Christie
3 A Song of Joy--Miguel Rios
4 Lookin' Out My Back Door--Creedence Clearwater Revival
5 El condor pasa--Simon & Garfunkel
6 Lola--The Kinks
7 All Right Now--Free
8 Du--Peter Maffay
9 Up Around the Bend--Creedence Clearwater Revival
10 Sie kommt noch heut'--Alfie Khan und die Cornehlsen Singers

Singles entering the chart were Lookin' Out My Back Door; A Glock'n, die 24 Stunden läut' ... by Marianne Mendt (#12); What About Tomorrow by Sir Douglas Quintet (#16); and Paranoid by Black Sabbath (#19).

Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau sent Armed Forces troops into Montréal at the request of the Québec government. Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa rejected conditions imposed by the FLQ for freeing hostages James Cross and Pierre Laporte.

In the first known successful hijacking of a Soviet airliner, a father and son took over a domestic flight between two Black Sea coastal cities and forced the pilot to land in Turkey, where officials jailed them as the Russians demanded their extradition. A stewardess was killed and two other crew members were wounded during the hijacking.

North Vietnam and the Viet Cong declared their "firm, total, and categorical" rejection of U.S. President Richard Nixon’s peace proposal for Indochina.

Politics and government
Anwar Sadat, who had been acting President of Egypt since the death of Gamal Abdel Nasser on September 28, was elected President in a national referendum, receiving the approval of 90% of voters.

U.S. President Richard Nixon signed the anti-crime bill, which he said gave the federal government the means "to launch a total war against organized crime."

U.S. President Richard Nixon signed a measure providing $10 billion for new and improved bus and subway systems in urban areas over the next 12 years.

At least 32 workmen were killed when a bridge under construction over the Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia collapsed.

World Series
Cincinnati Reds 3 @ Baltimore Orioles 9 (Baltimore won best-of-seven series 4-1)

The Reds struck for 3 runs in the top of the 1st inning, but the Orioles came back with 2 runs in the bottom of each of the 1st 3 innings and cruised to victory before 45,341 fans at Memorial Stadium. Pete Rose led off the game against Baltimore starting pitcher Mike Cuellar with a double. Johnny Bench singled, and Lee May and Hal McRae doubled to give the Reds a 3-0 lead. The Orioles quickly countered against Cincinnati starter Jim Merritt with a single by Paul Blair and Frank Robinson’s second home run of the Series. In the bottom of the 2nd, Dave Johnson drew a base on balls, Andy Etchebarren followed with a single, and Mr. Cuellar executed a sacrifice bunt that advanced the runners one base each. Mark Belanger and Paul Blair followed with singles to drive in the runners and give the Orioles a 4-3 lead, resulting in Mr. Merritt’s exit from the game. In the bottom of the 3rd, Boog Powell led off with a double and scored on a single by Merv Rettenmund. One out later, Mr. Johnson singled in Mr. Rettenmund to make the score 6-3. Mr. Rettenmund homered in the 5th off Tony Cloninger to give the Orioles a 7-3 lead. The Orioles padded the lead with 2 runs in the 8th when Mr. Blair scored from second base on Mr. Powell’s infield out and Frank Robinson scored on a single by Mr. Johnson. Mr. Cuellar pitched a complete game, giving up just 2 hits after the 1st inning. The Reds used 6 pitchers in the game, and Mr. Merritt was tagged with the loss. Mr. Blair led all hitters with a .474 average (9 for 19). Baltimore third baseman Brooks Robinson hit .429 (9 for 21) with 2 home runs and 6 runs batted in, made many outstanding plays in the field, and was named the Series’ Most Valuable Player. Mr. McRae led the Reds with a batting average of .455 (5 for 11). Mr. May hit .389 (7 for 18) with 2 homers and 8 RBIs.

40 years ago

Hit parade
Austria's Top 10 (Ö3)
1 Santa Maria--Oliver Onions
2 Upside Down--Diana Ross
3 Matador--Garland Jeffreys
4 Xanadu--Olivia Newton John/Electric Light Orchestra
5 You'll Always Find Me in the Kitchen at Parties--Jona Lewie
6 Psycho Chicken--The Fools
7 The Winner Takes it All--ABBA
8 D.I.S.C.O.--Ottawan
9 Nerves--Jackie Shay
10 Emotional Rescue--The Rolling Stones

Singles entering the chart were Run to Me by Smokie (#13); and Ten O'Clock Postman by Secret Service (#16).

Politics and government
Cec Purves was easily re-elected to a second three-year term as Mayor of Edmonton, taking 76.5% of the vote, with a voter turnout of only 21.4%. All incumbent aldermen were re-elected except for Bill Chmiliar in Ward 3. In Calgary, CFCN news reporter Ralph Klein, running for office for the first time, was elected Mayor, defeating incumbent Ross Alger, who was defeated after just one term in office.

World Series
Kansas City Royals 4 @ Philadelphia Phillies 6 (Philadelphia led best-of-seven series 2-0)

The Phillies gave up 3 runs in the top of the 7th inning to fall behind 4-2, but came back with 4 in the bottom of the 8th to defeat the Royals at Veterans Stadium. The big hits were doubles by pinch hitter Del Unser and third baseman Mike Schmidt. Larry Gura started on the mound for the Royals and pitched 6 innings. He stood to be the winning pitcher, but reliever Dan Quisenberry gave up the big inning in the 8th to take the loss. Philadelphia starter Steve Carlton (1-0) pitched 8 innings to get the win, with Ron Reed getting the save.

30 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in Finland (Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland): So Hard--Pet Shop Boys (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Germany (Media Control): Tom's Diner--DNA featuring Suzanne Vega (6th week at #1)

Died on this date
Delphine Seyrig, 58
. Lebanese-born French actress. Miss Seyrig was fluent in English, French, and German, and appeared in movies made in all three languages. Her best-known films were Last Year at Marienbad (1961) and The Day of the Jackal (1973). Miss Seyrig died of a lung ailment, possibly cancer.

U.S.S.R. President Mikhail Gorbachev was named the winner of the 1990 Nobel Peace Prize "for his leading role in the peace process which today characterizes important parts of the international community."

South Africa's Reservation of Separate Amenities Act, which had barred blacks from public facilities for 37 years, was repealed.

25 years ago

Hit parade
#1 single in New Zealand (RIANZ): Boombastic--Shaggy (2nd week at #1)

#1 single in Austria (Ö3): I Wanna Be a Hippy--Technohead (3rd week at #1)

#1 single in Switzerland: You are Not Alone--Michael Jackson (2nd week at #1)

Died on this date
Bengt Åkerblom, 28
. Swedish hockey player. Mr. Åkerblom was a centre with Mora IK of HockeyAllsvenskan, and was playing in an exhibition game against Brynäs IF at the FM Mattsson Arena in Mora, Sweden, when his neck was cut by a skate, and he bled to death.

Marco Campos, 19. Brazilian auto racing driver. Mr. Campos was a rookie driver in the International Formula 3000 circuit, and became the only driver so far to be killed in a race in that circuit, dying the day after suffering fatal skull fractures when the front tire of his car contacted the rear tire of another car and his car flipped into the air, and his head struck the top of the retaining wall while his car was upside down.

Politics and government
Saddam Hussein was re-elected president of Iraq in a referendum, receiving a reported 99.96% of the vote, with a reported turnout of 99.47% of eligible voters. There were no other candidates, with the referendum being "Yes" or "No" on Mr. Hussein's presidency.

British Columbia (9-7) 14 @ Hamilton (8-8) 43

Kalin Hall caught touchdown passes of 12 and 14 yards from Steve Taylor and rushed for touchdowns of 44 yards and 1 yard to lead the Tiger-Cats over the Lions before 23,112 fans at Ivor Wynne Stadium. Earl Winfield scored the games first TD on a 53-yard pass from Mr. Taylor in the 1st quarter. Danny McManus completed an 11-yard pass to Yo Murphy for the first B.C. touchdown and John Leach rushed 1 yard for the Lions' other touchdown in his first CFL game.

American League Championship Series
Seattle 2 @ Cleveland 3 (Cleveland led best-of-seven series 3-2)

Jim Thome's 2-run home run with 1 out in the bottom of the 6th inning produced the tying and winning runs as the Indians edged the Mariners before 43,607 fans at Jacobs Field. Orel Hershiser allowed 5 hits and 2 runs--1 earned--in 6 innings to get the win over Chris Bosio.

20 years ago

Died on this date
Konrad Emil Bloch, 88
. German-born U.S. biochemist. Dr. Bloch was educated in his native Germany, but fled to Switzerland and then the United States in order to escape Nazi persecution of Jews. He taught at Columbia University, the University of Chicago, and Harvard, and shared the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Feodor Lynen "for their discoveries concerning the mechanism and regulation of the cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism."

Vincent Canby, 76. U.S. journalist. Mr. Canby was chief film critic for The New York Times from 1969 until the early 1990s, and was the paper's chief theatre critic from 1994 until his death from cancer.

Politics and government
The governing Socialists under Prime Minister Illir Meta were re-elected in Albania.

Winnipeg (5-9-1-1) 30 @ Montreal (11-4) 36
Calgary (10-4-1) 30 @ Edmonton (9-6) 33

Anthony Calvillo threw 2 touchdown passes each to Thomas Haskins and Ben Cahoon to lead the Alouettes past the Blue Bombers. The scoring passes to Mr. Haskins covered 43 and 11 yards, while those to Mr. Cahoon covered 10 and 23 yards. Terry Baker added 2 converts and 2 field goals. The Blue Bombers were led by Geroy Simon, who caught 6 passes from quarterback Khari Jones for 159 yards and touchdowns of 20, 11, and 80 yards. Troy Westwood converted all 3 and added 2 field goals and a single. Each team conceded a safety touch. Mr. Simon’s second touchdown came on the last play of the first half and precipitated a brawl when some Alouettes objected to the Blue Bombers’ touchdown dance. Montreal linebacker Kelly Wiltshire and Winnipeg receiver Milt Stegall--who was held to 1 reception for 7 yards--were ejected. Mr. Simon’s third touchdown came with just 2:14 remaining and drew the Blue Bombers within 8 points, but their safety touch came with just 5 seconds remaining and they were unable to return the subsequent kickoff for a touchdown. Mr. Calvillo completed 17 of 26 passes for 242 yards; Mr. Jones was good on just 15 of 37, but picked up 275 yards. Mike Pringle of the Alouettes led all rushers with 27 carries for 117 yards, while the Montreal defense limited Winnipeg to 9 yards rushing. The usual sellout crowd of 19,461 was in attendance at Molson Stadium.

Nealon Greene had perhaps the best game of his CFL career, completing 14 of 22 passes for 212 yards and 2 touchdowns, and rushing 11 times for 140 yards to lead the Eskimos over the Stampeders. After the Stampeders had tied the game 30-30 on an 8-yard pass from Dave Dickenson to Rock Preston--converted by Mark McLoughlin--with 4:05 remaining in regulation time, Mr. Greene marched the Eskimos on a 9-play drive to the Calgary 1-yard line in the final minute, and Sean Fleming kicked an 8-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining to win the game. Shawn Daniels rushed 2 yards for the first Edmonton touchdown in the 1st quarter. Mr. Greene’s touchdown passes covered 24 yards to Kez McCorvey in the 2nd quarter and 20 yards to Nigel Williams with 44 seconds left in the 3rd quarter. Just 1:05 later, Mr. Dickenson served up one of his rare interceptions, and Eskimo linebacker Grant Carter returned it 75 yards for a touchdown, giving the Eskimos a 29-20 lead after Mr. Fleming’s convert. Mr. Dickenson completed 23 of 38 passes for 423 yards and touchdowns of 45 yards to Marc Boerigter in the 1st quarter and 61 yards to Travis Moore in the 2nd, in addition to the scoring pass to Mr. Preston. Mr. McLoughlin kicked 3 converts and 3 field goals, while Mr. Fleming had 4 converts and a single in addition to his game-winning field goal. Vince Danielsen of the Stampeders led all receivers with 163 yards on 8 receptions, while Mr. Moore caught 6 for 124. Mr. Preston led the Calgary ground game with 84 yards on 14 carries; Troy Mills of the Eskimos carried 13 times for 87 yards. Mr. Greene led a balanced attack, as the Eskimos amassed 229 yards rushing and 212 yards passing. 34,318 fans at Commonwealth Stadium enjoyed the entertainment on a warm, sunny Sunday afternoon.

National League Championship Series
St. Louis 6 @ New York 10 (New York led best-of-seven series 3-1)

The Mets gave up 2 runs in the top of the 1st inning and then scored 4 in the bottom of the 1st and 3 more in the second as they went on to defeat the Cardinals at Shea Stadium. The Mets hit a record 5 doubles in the 1st inning. Mike Piazza hit a home run for the Mets. Glendon Rusch relieved starting pitcher Bobby J. Jones in the 5th inning and pitched 3 scoreless innings of relief to get the win. Darryl Kile started for the Cardinals and left after 3 innings, taking his second loss of the Series.

American League Championship Series
New York 2 @ Seattle 6 (New York led best-of-seven series 3-2)

Edgar Martinez and John Olerud hit consecutive home runs as the Mariners scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning and defeated the Yankees at Safeco Field. Freddy Garcia won his second game of the Series, while Denny Neagle took his second loss.

10 years ago

Died on this date
Johnny Sheffield, 79
. U.S. actor. Mr. Sheffield, born John Cassan, was a child actor who played Boy in 8 Tarzan movies (1939-1947) and starred in 12 movies as Bomba the Jungle Boy (1949-1955). He became a businessman in later years, and died of a heart attack four hours after falling from a ladder while pruning trees.

A British Court Supreme Court judge ruled that a woman conceived through sperm donation could proceed with a lawsuit aimed at getting information about the donor.

Hamilton (8-7) 30 @ Toronto (7-8) 3

St. Francis Xavier 6 @ St. Mary's (3-3) 41
Calgary (4-2) 17 @ Saskatchewan (4-2) 36

American League Championship Series
New York 6 @ Texas 5 (New York led best-of-seven series 1-0)

Robinson Cano led off the 7th inning with a home run and the Yankees rallied for 5 more runs in the 8th as they overcame a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Rangers before 50,930 fans at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

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